Monday, October 13, 2008

Starting Out

"Well, my bags are packed, and I'm ready to go. I'm standing here outside your door. Already I'm so lonesome, I could cry..."
I'm not lonesome, though; I've got awesomely generous friends and three particularly wonderful children (I am so proud of you, each one!), and resolved some of the marriage tension. My car is taken care of. I emptied the summer garden of anything we might eat. I have almost everything I need for this trip. Rose will drive me to the airport tomorrow morning and I will arrive in Chania on Wednesday night. I have nuts and fruits and a book to read to fill in the hours of waiting in airports. The TESOL class starts on October 20, so I'll have a few days to explore the town and shore, and to adjust to a seven hour time difference.

5 comments:

rosedraws said...

It already sounds marvelous. Color me jealous. And I'm so glad you're blogging... can't wait to experience it all with you!

*hug*

Stephanie said...

You sound ready and rearing to go! I know it will be a great adventure! Can't wait to hear all about it! Bon voyage!

This Exact Life said...

I'm looking forward to watching your blog and your travels. We'll have to make a link to Monadnock Writers' Group so people you know and love in the writing community here in NH can see how you are doing.

Safe travels as you make your way away.

Namaste.

Joanne said...

Go Kate Go!

Joanne

dkusel said...

Kate - Get crazy. Have adventures. I forgive you for being taller than me. Get involved in everything you can. Learn how to say yes. Be careful. And know that you are loved by a bunch of friends in different parts of the world-- Denise in Santa Fe